Folk Prom: Calan
Monday 23 July, 8.00pmBook now
Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life.
This international award winning band from Wales are back on the road with their infectious rhythms and high energy routines to celebrate the release of their latest album-Solomon. They come with accordion, harp, guitar, fiddles and Welsh bagpipes along with a virtuoso performance from a champion step dancer.
A fresh and vibrant sound with a pounding beat set against the backdrop of old traditions. Songs include the legend of Wales’ very own fairy realm with a tale of magic, myth and mischief along with some of the most beautiful and haunting melodies.
They have introduced a new generation to Welsh music – and continue to do so as they tour Europe, North America, Australia and Asia.
|Standard Price||£15.50 in advance | £16.50 on the day|
|Children 15 years and under||£5.00|
|Friends of St David's Hall | Students | Over 60s | Claimants | Disabled people plus one companion||£2 off each ticket|
|React Members (ages 16-25) (see here how to become a React member)||£10.00|
|Groups of 10 or more (please contact Box Office on 02920 878443)||£1 off each ticket|
Plus an optional £1 postage charge for tickets to be posted.
*Only one discount may apply to each ticket and proof of entitlement is required upon ticket collection.
Bethan Rhiannon sings in both English and Welsh and is also winner of the national clog dance competition in Wales. She learnt her dancing from her father who was also a champion dancer. She has appeared as a music commentator on radio and television and developed and delivered music and dance workshops for young people throughout Wales.
Patrick Rimes was junior Celtic Welsh fiddle champion 3 years in succession and plays a multitude of musical instruments including the Welsh bagpipes an instrument popular in Wales and weddings and in the courts and castles of the princes. He has also worked as television music arranger for the singer Bryn Terfel and conducted orchestras.
Angharad Jenkins plays fiddle and is the daughter of a famous Welsh poet Nigel Jenkins and whose mother is Delyth Jenkins is a famous harp player. Here within her family she learnt the poetry and music traditions of Wales. She is also a keen worker in encouraging young people to play traditional music by developing projects and workshops throughout the UK.
Alice French studied harp at the University of Wales before being drawn into the wealth of traditional harp music Wales has to offer. She is now developing and examining old traditional harp methods of playing used by the Romani Gypsies of Wales.
Sam Humphreys comes from Llyn Peninsula an isolated part of Wales right in the heart of farming country. His music comes from an altogether different back ground originally playing electronic pop and rock music before discovering a magic mix of folk and modern styles. He has also produced and arranged music for many young artists and worked as a television presenter.